New Westminster Secondary Welcome Centre
820 6th Street, New Westminster, V3L 3C8
Are you a newcomer to Canada with a child (5-12 years) and youth (13-18 years) in the New Westminster School District (SD40)? Learn about in-school settlement support for your children and family.
The Settlement Workers in Schools program (SWIS) offers free settlement services for parents and school-age children arriving in Canada.
Support is provided in multiple languages by our diverse staff on an individual, family, and group basis. Current languages supported include Farsi, Dari, Pashto, Turkish, Arabic, Amharic, Tigrinya, and Spanish. Other language support may be available upon request.
This program is available for:
Settlement workers work with school staff to welcome newcomer families to the community. We meet with you and your family one-on-one, and help you learn about your school and community resources.
We offer the following support to parents and youth:
We provide essential information about the BC school system guidelines, and one-on-one/group tours to help newcomer parents & students learn and experience Canadian schools.
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) assist newcomer students and families in adjusting to their school and community by offering information and directing them to resources at their school and other community agencies.
SWIS staff are working in elementary and secondary schools within the New Westminster School District and the Welcome Centre which is situated in New Westminster Secondary School. The SWIS program offers support, guidance, information, and orientation to newcomer students and their families regarding the BC educational system.
Yes, the services provided are free.
This program is supported by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and accredited through CARF, and in partnership with the New Westminster School District (SD40)